Entourage

Let's blog it out as Ari Gold, Johnny Drama and the crew from HBO's "Entourage" return for the eighth and final season. Victory!

Entourage 8/3: The Ari Gold Mine

Socially awkward Ari Gold is a nice Ari Gold to see. Still trying to find himself after a separation from Mrs. Ari, he went on his first date in 19 years.

His conversation at the dinner with the young girl was wonderful to watch.  But, the Ari Gold Mine goes to the scene in the car afterward -- from the possibility of sleeping with a young chippy to the realization that he needs something...

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Entourage 8/2: Random thoughts this week

From left, Andrew Dice Clay, Scott Caan, Adrian

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- What guy in his 30s can't quote Andrew "Dice" Clay's routine word for word?

- I think Billy Walsh was a far more intriguing character when he was crazy and abusing of substances, but I appreciate character development.

- Wouldn't it be nice to see or find out how and why E and Sloan broke up? There's quite a bit of animosity between the two now.

- Early season...

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Entourage 8/2: The Ari Gold Mine

Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) and Lloyd (Rex Lee)

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It's one thing to assert, in profane or non-profane ways, that his wife would never sleep with a waiter. It's another thing to say it in a restaurant to another waiter. It's entirely another thing to put out an industry hit on him through the propaganda missile that is Lloyd.

Ari believed Mrs. Ari, his estranged wife, was sleeping with a waiter at Flay's, and called her sister for confirmation....

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Entourage 8/1: Some random thoughts

Mrs. Ari lays it on the line with

Some random thoughts after two watchings of the Season 8 premiere of "Entourage."

- When did Sloan and E break up?

- Telegraphed as it was, it still hurt to hear Mrs. Ari tell Ari Gold that she's been seeing someone else. Piven nailed the emotional look, too.

- E struggled to leave Sloan a message on her cell phone, trying multiple times to record a voicemail. Any...

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Entourage 8/1: Best Printable Line

Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) delivered the best printable

A quick refresher on the principles that guide us on the Best Printable Line (BPL) for each week: This is a family newspaper website, so no cursing allowed. Hence, the BPL is just that: the best quote from the episode that can be reprinted here without edit.

On to the BPL for Week 1, and Ari Gold has the early lead in the race for the Big Knish, awarded to the...

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Entourage 8/1: The Drama Club

Kevin Dillon as Johnny Drama in a scene

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In the interests of character/plot/blog development, for the eighth and final season of HBO's "Entourage," we've added The Drama Club to our weekly recaps. It highlights the best of Johnny Drama from that episode. Let's just hope it doesn't overlap with the BPL too much.

Here goes . . .

Seems like I picked the wrong week to start this, but such is life and I'm...

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Entourage 8/1: The Ari Gold Mine

Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold in a scene

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The Ari Gold MIine began in Season 5 as an additional way to recap each episode of "Entourage." With the eighth and final season, we'll keep it going, and based on the coverage leading into Sunday night's premiere, we'll have a lot to choose from each week.

Episode 1's AGM could easily have come during one of his amusing rants, but that's what the BPL is for. Rather,...

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Entourage 8/1: Writer props

Again, a refresher course for those who are new to the game or just forgot: writer props goes out to something subtle yet impressive, something not so obvious such as an Ari Gold rant or any BPL.

For week 1, writer props goes out to Billy Walsh introducing the parade of ladies coming off the bus and walking into Vince's house for a party. It wasn't the bevy of beauties walking in like...

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Video: An 'Entourage' farewell from the cast

The cast of HBO's "Entourage" in a publicity

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Actors Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon are joined by creator Doug Ellin and executive producer Ally Musika for a 30-minute farewell documentary for "Entourage."

It includes interviews with plenty of other folks as well. Give it a watch. It's well-produced.

I'd embed the whole clip, but there are a few curses in there and I must stick to the Best...

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